Monday, January 12, 2015

Weston Magazine Group comes to The Lobster Pot Studio

In November I was contacted by  Weston Magazine Group to feature my portraiture in their "Appraised and Approved" magazine section. What an honor! The Weston Magazine Group is a publisher of 14 upscale hyper-local regional luxury lifestyle magazines in the  metro New York, Connecticut, Long Island and New Jersey Area. The article will come out in February 2015.

Below is a copy of the article with the  enlarged text with easier reading below.


The  ability to  capture  the  unique spirit  of  an  individual on canvas is a challenge that  award-winning portrait artist Susan Boone Durkee has mastered.  Portraiture is all about  love and respect. Once that catch light is perfectly placed in the eyes, the portrait comes alive… forever becoming a cherished heirloom. There is a spiritual nature to portraiture, the more the artist is open and truthful, the more the portrait flows, almost like you're an instrument playing to capture the spirit and likeness."

Over her 25 plus years of commissioned portraiture, Susan has painted many famous individuals: Paul Newman, Mrs. Ban Ki-moon, New York Yankees legend, Mariano Rivera, former Supreme Court Judge, John Paul Stevens, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Malcolm Baldrige, and Congressman James Collins. She was recently commissioned by the prestigious preparatory school, Choate Rossemary Hall, to paint Phoebe Dey, the wife of a former headmaster.

The Dey family, along with present and future Choate generations, shall ever be the beneficiaries of your accurate and sensitive portrayal  of dear Phoebe. And the most important tribute came from your subject's first reaction to seeing her portrait, "I could not be more pleased!"   Charles F. Dey, former headmaster, Choate Rosemary Hall

A sampling of her past clients includes: UST Inc., Baylor University Medical Center, Standard Oil of CT, Johns Hopkins University, Pro Football Hall of Fame, United States Court of Appeals of the 7th Circuit, and The Cancer Research Institute.  

The  process of  commissioning a  portrait with Susan is simple, she will guide you step by step, through all the details and considerations. Susans home and studio, The Lobster Pot, is located in Redding on property once owned (and named) by Mark Twain.

To see more  artwork by Susan Boone Durkee, visit:

   Susan Boone Durkee, The Lobster Pot Studio & Gallery, 23 Mark Twain Lane, Redding, CT 06896

                                                   Studio: 203-938-2760 email:


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